the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

Emerson e-news: March  

Scroll down for upcoming events, exhibits, and recent news... 


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Spring Break Art Camps 
March 13 - 17
We still have a few spots left in our Spring Break Art
Students will get to work on ceramics in the Frances Senska Pottery Studio half of the day and 2D/mixed media projects in the Emerson classroom the other half. Lessons will combine techniques and principles of art history in fun and creative ways!

MEGA MASTERS (ages 8-12)
MINI MASTERS (ages 4-7)
$140 Members / $175 Non-members


Spring & Summer Art Education Classes   


Enrollment is now open for our spring and summer art classes and camps. Spaces are limited and there are scholarships available for all ages!  

For information regarding classes offered, schedule, and pricing, please click HERE. To sign up, call 406.587.9797 ext. 105 or stop by!    



Mark Your Calendars!   

Spring is just around the corner and so are some of the Emerson's most popular events!   

Emerson Open House & Birthday Celebration

May 12, 2017

Celebrate spring at the Emerson's annual Open House & Birthday Celebration. Kids and adults of all ages are encouraged to come help celebrate the Emerson's birthday! 


Garden & Home Tour

July 28-29, 2017 

Now in its 20th year, this annual tour showcases unique gardens, homes, and landscapes throughout the Gallatin Valley.  


Lunch on the Lawn

Every Wednesday, June 5 - August 16

An extremely popular summertime tradition, this community event features live music, local food vendors, and activities.  


Featured Exhibit
Through March 17, 2017
Jessie Wilber Gallery 

Don't miss the opportunity to see this national exhibit! The Art.Write.Now.Tour  features work of student artists, grades 7-12, from around the nation. In 2016, nearly 320,000 students submitted original works for consideration; of these, 50 fine art and writing works were chosen to travel along with the exhibit tour.   
Our next exhibit, Our Perspectives: Art Right Now, is a follow up to our current exhibit. This  group show representing the creative talents of youth from our area introduces students to formal exhibiting procedures, the possibilities for personal recognition, and encourage artistic pursuit. This inaugural exhibit will further the Emerson's mission of fostering lifelong appreciation and understanding of the arts and culture by engaging the next generation of local artists.

There will be an opening reception for this exhibit Friday, March 24 from 5:00-7:00PM.  Stop by and  support  our Montana high school artists! 
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Schools in the Gallery is a free education outreach program providing students a professional docent led tour of our gallery and current exhibit. Tours are still available now through April 28. For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Alissa Popken, Education Curator: or call (406) 587-9797 x 104.
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community impact 


This past year, the Emerson offered

206 Art Education

for children & adults!

Featured Tenant
the dance center   
Ballerinas filling the halls are a staple of the Emerson's second floor thanks to The Dance Center!  With classical ballet and modern dance, The Dance Center blends technique and artistry to create meaningful expression.  Students discover the magic of movement while classical technique fuels exploration. Owners Anna Hall & Deborah Yarington are dancers/teachers that are continually evolving to make The Dance Center the premier dance school in Bozeman! We are honored that The Dance Center has called the Emerson home for over a decade.

We want to hear from you! 


What is your favorite  
Emerson memory?
community@theemerson .org
and tell us about it!
The Bozeman Doc Series presents the Montana premiere of the award winning new documentary.   Read More 
Bozeman Winter Farmer's Market

Find hot breakfast, coffee, produce, meats, cheeses, fresh eggs, artisan baked goods, preserves, grains, oils, music, and much more!  Read More 
On the Shoulders of Giants
The story of Montana private land conservation is a stunning and emotional 21 minute film about the value of conservation to Montana's landscape, economy, and way of life.    Read More 
Spring Break Art Camp (Ages 4-12) March 13-17

Just a few spots left! Attend a full week of art camp at the Emerson this Spring Break!  Read More 
Life Drawing (Age 18+)
Draw from live models! Bring your own drawing supplies, however a few easels and ponies are available- first come, first served. Drop ins welcome! Read More
Art on the Rocks Series- Guinness & Gouache (Ages 21+)
Grab some friends and enjoy a creative evening filled with step by step art instruction, socializing, and yes, cocktails!  Read More  



Emerson History

The Emerson is a thriving arts and community center located a block from historic downtown Bozeman. The building was originally an elementary school built in 1918, attended by thousands of Bozeman youth before its closure in 1991.

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Support the Emerson

At the Emerson, we are grateful for the generous community support that allows us to serve as a vital arts hub in Bozeman. Over 250,000 people have come to the Emerson each year to attend performances, take classes, and participate in community events.


Volunteer with the Emerson

As a community arts hub, the Emerson relies on the time, energy and enthusiasm donated by community volunteers and interns. You can get involved by becoming a docent, by helping with events, children's classes or in our office.

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the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

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